Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee

Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee

Description

The Ethics and Regulations in Human Research Committee monitors reports, recommendations, regulations and other documents regarding the use of humans in biomedical research and changes that impact research conducted by ARVO members.

Activities

  • Review and recommend any policies or positions regarding regulations affecting human biomedical research.
  • Support the dialogue between ARVO researchers and relevant regulatory agencies to increase awareness of bioethical considerations in human research and the effect of potential regulations on the ability to address research questions.
  • Provide resources for eye and vision researchers who request guidance in this area.
  • Sponsor ARVO Annual Meeting workshops and develop other materials on relevant topics for ARVO members.
  • Report to the Board of Trustees at its regular meetings and assist with policy decisions.
Resources

Meetings

The committee meets during the Annual Meeting and conducts business via ARVOConnect, email and conference call during the year.

How to Apply – application period opens December 2020
To be considered for membership on the Committee, please submit an online application consisting of an application statement plus detail of past ARVO service and/or experience. It is recommended that individuals:

  • Invest time in their application
  • Make sure their member information is updated and accurate in ARVOConnect

Applications will be accepted from December 2020 through January 2021. The ARVO President-elect will make appointments in February/March for the term beginning in May 2021 (additional details will be announced at a later date).

Roster

Chair

Susan Vitale, MHS, PhD, FARVO

Section: Clinical and Epidemiologic Research
National Eye Inst/NIH
Bethesda , Md.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Chair-elect

Lyndell L. Lim, MBBS, DMedSci

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
University of Melbourne Center for Eye Research
East Melbourne Victoria , Australia
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Susana Chung, OD, PhD, FARVO

Section: Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics
University of California
Berkeley , Calif.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Meng Lin, OD, PhD, FAAO

Section: Clinical/Epidemiologic Research
University of California
Berkeley , Calif.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Sangita P. Patel, MD, PhD

Section: Cornea
University at Buffalo
Buffalo , N.Y.
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Heping Xu, MD, PhD

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Queen's University Belfast Centre for Experimental Medicine
Belfast Northern Ireland , United Kingdom
Term: 05/03/2018 - 05/06/2021

Member

Russell Woods, PhD

Section: Visual Psychophysics/Physiological Optics
Schepens Eye Research Institute
Boston , Mass.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 04/27/2023

Member

Xi Chen, MD, PhD

Section: Retina
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/0222

Member

Nick Di Girolamo, BSc, PhD

Section: Cornea
University of New South Wales
Sydney , Australia
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Member

Poonam Mudgil, PhD

Section: Cornea
Western Sydney University
Penrith , Australia
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2

Member

Wenbo Zhang, PhD

Section:Retinal Cell Biology
University of Texas Medical Branch
League City , Tex.
Term: 05/02/2019 - 05/05/2022

Trustee Liaison, Ex Officio

Maureen G. Maguire, PhD, FARVO

Section: Clinical & Epidemiologic Research
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia , Pa.
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/12/2022

Ex Officio

W. Daniel Stamer, PhD, FARVO

Section: Pharmacology/Physiology
Duke University
Durham , N.C.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Stephen C. Pflugfelder, MD, FARVO

Section: Cornea
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston , Tex.
Term: 05/07/2020 - 05/06/2021

Ex Officio

Justine R. Smith, FRANZCO, PhD, FARVO

Section: Immunology and Microbiology
Flinders University
Adelaide , South Australia
Term: 05/11/2017 - 05/05/2022

Ex Officio

Iris M. Rush, CAE

ARVO
Executive Director

Staff Committee Liaison

Julene Joy

ARVO
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer